looking along the line. they couldn't penetrate through the middle, which is ohio, i don't think. i think the president will fight them to a standstill there. they're looking to go around the sides. pennsylvania, minnesota, two states that still belong in the democratic column, i think. >> is president obama good for the down ballot? >> i mean, the economy, 32 months. private sector job growth a lot of americans are going to get the benefits of health care. the country, where we were and where we are now is he good material? >> ed, i think the democrats would like to think so, but i don't think so. i think these two candidates, romney and obama, have been fighting a war of attrition that's about them and about their view of the counted. i think a lot of people are going to split their ballots. they're not going to vote straight party. people don't do that anymore. that shows more gridlock in washington. whoever is electinged president will have a hard time solving. >> how did the steelers do today?